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Sands' websites hacked

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Las Vegas Sands Corp, the world's largest casino company, has had its websites hacked and its employees' personal information posted online.

The websites of its casinos in Bethlehem and Las Vegas (both US), China and Marina Bay Sands (MBS) here remained down, reported Tuesday's edition of The Morning Call, a Pennsylvania newspaper.

The MBS website displayed a message saying it is undergoing maintenance.

A spokesman for MBS said yesterday that access to the website was removed as a protective and precautionary measure while the situation is being assessed. MBS' systems do not appear to have been compromised, the spokesman added.

The hacking appears to be related to Sands owner Sheldon Adelson's support for Israel, according to reports.

Those accessing the Sands websites got a map of the world showing where Sands casinos are located, with flickering flames marking its casinos in the US.

The hacked sites also showed a photo of Mr Adelson standing shoulder to shoulder with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

- Hedy Khoo